edmonton's artistic hub and creative catalyst
The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) supports, promotes and inspires the arts in our city
Through ever-growing investment in artists, organizations, festivals and the greater arts community, the EAC raises the profile of Edmonton arts and culture, and brings the arts to everyday life.
With funding from the City of Edmonton and other partners, we’re reshaping the already dynamic cultural and artistic landscape of Edmonton, to reflect our diverse and always changing city and people.
Every project and partnership is an opportunity to strengthen our community, and activate the arts in new, unexpected ways throughout the city. The Edmonton Arts Council welcomes the contributions of artists from multiple communities, backgrounds and traditions, serving as a springboard for emerging and established artists alike – while showcasing the endless variety and value of art in Edmonton.
The Edmonton Arts Council acknowledges the traditional land on which Edmonton/Amiskwacîwâskahikan sits, the Territory of the Treaty 6 First Nations and the homelands of the Métis people.
We renew our commitment to continuing our collective journey toward the ideals of peace, friendship, and understanding at the core of the Treaty agreement. We would like to recognize and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors’ footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Nehiyawak/Cree, Dene Suliné, Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, as well as the Métis and the Inuk/Inuit peoples.
Supporting, promoting, and presenting arts events and festivals in the city.
Transforming our urban landscape with engaging and vibrant art pieces for the enjoyment of all.
shop & services
Connecting Edmontonians and visitors to the local arts community through our box office and art shop.
calls & funding
Inspiring and investing in art of all sizes and scopes, with funding, calls to artists, and other opportunities available to individuals and organizations.
Promoting a diverse and thriving arts community with our artists in residence, community programming, poet laureate and more.
research & impact
Fostering a culture of evidence-informed decision-making and demonstrating short and long-term change in Edmonton’s arts ecology with our research and data, annual reports, and delivery of Connections & Exchanges.
A city where arts and culture are integrated in all aspects of our community life and where both individual artists and arts organizations are valued and supported in their endeavors to create, communicate and contribute.
The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life through activities that:
- Invest in Edmonton festivals, arts organizations and individual artists through municipal, corporate and private funding.
- Represent Edmonton’s arts community to government and other agencies and provide expert advice on issues that affect the arts.
- Build partnerships and initiate projects that strengthen our community.
- Create awareness of the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in Edmonton.
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Connections & Exchanges
Our award-winning 10-year arts and heritage plan, seeking to infuse culture, arts, and heritage into every aspect of civic fabric, support cultural makers and interpreters, and grow Edmonton’s arts and heritage audiences.
Read about the impact that the Edmonton Arts Council has on our city and arts community, and how we will create even greater vibrancy and excitement in the years to come.
Dedicated to the arts
In order to properly reflect life in Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council is made up of people from a range of backgrounds with a diverse set of skills. The people behind the scenes at the EAC are experts in the arts in Edmonton and want to help your artistic endeavors succeed. We are always happy to discuss your latest projects and plans, answer questions, or address concerns.
Read more about the people dedicated to breathing new life into the arts, and making creativity and the arts part of every community in Edmonton – every day of the year.